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Bird Droppings: Around the NFC West on the Arizona Cardinals bye week

Arizona Cardinals v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Happy Sunday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals are on their bye week, while the rest of the NFC West have big games all over the place.

Let’s take a look around the NFC West thanks to SB Nation.

Los Angeles Rams via Turf Show Times

Comparing the LA Rams running backs - Turf Show Times
Let’s compare the three options the Rams use in their backfield

The 2019 LA Rams are suffering from mismanagement of RB Todd Gurley - Turf Show Times
The Rams wrote the Patella Novella. Now the bill’s due.

LA Rams 12, Pittsburgh Steelers 17: Misplaced confidence - Turf Show Times
After an offseason where the Rams stayed the course, that plan is now being graded live.

The plan for the 2019 LA Rams’ offensive line is falling apart - Turf Show Times
The Rams had a plan. Had.

Sean McVay: Los Angeles Rams may look to free agency for O-line help - Turf Show Times
"There’s certainly some names," says Rams’ HC Sean McVay

The state of the LA Rams’ offensive line - Turf Show Times
Have a look at what’s happening across the ever-changing OL.

LA Rams QB Jared Goff QB Index falls out of top 20 - Turf Show Times
How bad have things gotten for Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams? Two words: exit strategy.

LA Rams fans near complete lack of confidence - Turf Show Times
Not good. Not good at all.

Does LA Rams RT Rob Havenstein get his job back when he’s healthy? - Turf Show Times
The Rams’ coaching staff will have a huge decision on their hands soon.

NY Giants won with Eli Manning, LA Rams can win with Jared Goff - Turf Show Times
Jared Goff is the answer at quarterback for the LA Rams because he has to be.

Seattle Seahawks via Field Gulls

The Seahawks aren’t getting much help from these first rounders - Field Gulls
Monday night the Seattle Seahawks closed the gap on the NFC West division-leading San Francisco 49ers with a thrilling 27-24 overtime victory at Levi’s Stadium. While the offense struggled to get...

Since added to Seahawks roster, Jacob Hollister has been on a tear - Field Gulls
When the Seahawks lost Will Dissly for the second time in as many years, it was even more devastating than it was last September. Not only was it tough to swallow that a young star would lose...

The Drive: Quandre Diggs has a great debut as Seahawks free safety - Field Gulls
The Seattle Seahawks erased Jimmy Garoppolo’s deep passing. According to Next Gen Stats Garoppolo finished 3/18 for 59 yards and an interception on pass attempts thrown ten or more yards down...

The secret about Russell Wilson that makes him the NFL’s best QB - Field Gulls
"I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them."― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

When Russell Wilson came into the NFL as a 5’10...

Rams Jared Goff might be lucky to even make it to his extension years - Field Gulls
Weeks ago on the Goofballs podcast, I told my co-hosts and our guest that I believed Jared Goff was a bad quarterback. Not a mediocre quarterback. Not an average quarterback. Not an above-average...

The Seahawks keep on winning despite massive fumbling problems - Field Gulls
If there’s one thing I want the Seattle Seahawks to fix over the bye week, it’s ball security.

Through ten games, the Seahawks have lost 11 fumbles, including three in Monday night’s win against...

John Schneider’s brilliance has put the Seahawks in the NFC hunt - Field Gulls
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider has never won the Executive of the Year award. This is frankly ridiculous, but it’s also fine because that thing is cursed. You can keep that voodoo...

Seahawks finally give Shaquem Griffin chance to use his speed as rusher - Field Gulls
Many fans of the Seattle Seahawks were ecstatic when the team selected Shaquem Griffin out of the University of Central Florida with pick 141 in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Griffin’s...

Seahawks declined a 3rd round pick for Rashaad Penny at trade deadline - Field Gulls
Sunday afternoon the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys faced off in a game between two teams that many consider to have underperformed relative to expectations for this season. The Cowboys ended up...

Why the Seahawks offensive line could see complete overhaul before 2020 - Field Gulls
With a half dozen games to go in the 2019 regular season, the offensive line of the Seattle Seahawks has underperformed relative to expectations for the year. Those expectations were set very high...

Seahawks turn to rookie Ugo Amadi as new starting nickelback - Field Gulls
The Seattle Seahawks parted ways with much maligned slot cornerback Jamar Taylor, making way for TE Ed Dickson to join the 53-man roster. Obviously that means someone else has to take his spot, and...

How much would it cost for the Seahawks to extend Jadeveon Clowney? - Field Gulls
It won’t be cheap.

Seattle Seahawks-Eagles: 3 key matchups to watch in Week 12 - Field Gulls
The refreshed Seahawks will return from their bye week and head to Philadelphia in Week 12 to take on the 5-5 Eagles, a matchup that has produced some excellent battles in recent years. Seattle,...

Seahawks-49ers MNF: The most complete breakdown of a complete classic - Field Gulls
We’re going back to our roots in this installment of Neanderball with a heaping helping of Seattle Seahawks offensive game tape from an all-time brawl against their once and future rivals, the San...

Seahawks are in a tight end tailspin as another one bites the dust - Field Gulls
With the recent loss of Ed Dickson, the Seattle Seahawks are looking at finishing the season without any of the three tight ends they had to begin the season. And no, at this point in the season...

San Francisco 49ers via Niners Nation

NFC West standings, Week 12: 49ers remain in control of their destiny - Niners Nation

Kyle Shanahan on 49ers QB Jimmy G: It would have been real tough to win that game without him - Niners Nation
Shanahan spoke with the media late Monday afternoon.

49ers news: What are the reasons for the 49ers struggles in the running game the past couple of weeks? - Niners Nation
It’s not on one person

Which game left on the 49ers schedule are you looking forward to seeing the most? - Niners Nation
There are plenty of options

49ers quarterbacks: Jimmy Garoppolo’s first 10 starts are in good company - Niners Nation
Let’s crunch some numbers

49ers history: the Packers, and everything you need to know about the rivalry - Niners Nation
Let’s go back, all the way back.

49ers red zone dominance has been the key to success this season - Niners Nation
The turnovers have to stop, though.

Why Jimmy Garoppolo is having a really similar season to...Aaron Rodgers? - Niners Nation
The media and public view Rodgers and Garoppolo very differently, but they’re actually playing really similarly (and well).

49ers news-Shanahan: the healthier you get, the easier it is to run. Kittle back I think will help - Niners Nation
The 49ers HC met with the media before Wednesday’s practice

Let’s argue: Arik Armstead is the best player on the 49ers defensive line - Niners Nation
Back with this week’s worth of unpopular opinions surrounding the 49ers

Perspective: The 49ers winning 1 and losing 2 over next 3 games would be fine. - Niners Nation
Buckle up: no one likes losing, but it’s probably coming

Rodgers on the 49ers: We’ve got to beat them once at their place at some point - Niners Nation
The Packers QB knows the significance of Sunday night’s matchup

49ers DC Saleh on Bosa: Teams have deliberately gone out of their way to try and take him out of the game - Niners Nation
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh spoke to the media after Friday’s practice to discuss the Packers, preparing or Aaron Rodgers, the play of Nick Bosa, and much more.


49ers wide receivers: Deebo Samuel is in a good group of rookie pass catchers Dante Pettis is not - Niners Nation
When Sanders and Kittle start running again, it will be curious how this impacts his stats

49ers news: Deebo Samuel is having a sensational rookie season - Niners Nation
Samuel has been coming into his own the past couple of weeks

49ers news: Will Green Bay’s pass rush be too much San Francisco’s offense? - Niners Nation
Jason from Acme Packing is back to discuss what will happen when the 49ers have the ball

49ers news: Jimmy Garoppolo’s aggressiveness should be viewed as a good thing - Niners Nation
ESPN’s Greg Cosell agrees